January 29, 2008
Too many conferences, too little interest? Attendance and exhibitors seemed to be down at Pubcon last week in Las Vegas in comparison to the previous year and rumor had it that SES in Chicago wasn’t that heavily attended either. Both conferences fell in the same week so attendees may have been torn between which one to attend but even if all of them had attended one show, the numbers still wouldn’t have been impressive.
More and more, these conferences seem to be a place for industry insiders and wannabes to hang out and swap stories. A note to the organizers: There are millions of webmasters and site owners out there and a goodly number in both Chicago and Las Vegas. Maybe a little local city promotion might help boost those attendance numbers. I’ve seen bingo halls with more people.